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Willacy County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 22,681 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 20,082 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,518
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,881
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,316
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,365 (it was 1,268 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%

Land area: 597 sq. mi.

Water area: 187.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Willacy County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (61.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 87%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Willacy County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (88.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (10.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 12,045  (53.1%)
Females: 10,636  (46.9%)
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Willacy County,TX real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Willacy County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,784 ($22,114 in 1999)

This county:

$29,784
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $400 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $559)
This county:

$400
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $55,908 (it was $33,500 in 2000)
Willacy:

$55,908
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,455 - $95,544

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $90,678
Here:

$90,678
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $63,826
Here:

$63,826
State:

$227,239

Mobile homes: $38,461
Here:

$38,461
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,594
Here:

$5,594
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $939
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $305

Institutionalized population: 3,254

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 65
  • Thefts: 117
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2012: 37 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2013: 46 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2014: 98 buildings, average cost: $128,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,457 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $701 (1.4%)

Willacy County household income distribution in 2013 Willacy County home values distribution in 2013 Willacy County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 34.8%
Willacy County:

34.8%
Texas:

15.6%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 34.3% for other race residents, 50.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.9 years old
(Males: 31.1 years old, Females: 37.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.1 years old, Black residents: 29.2 years old, American Indian residents: 24.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.8 years old, Other race residents: 35.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Willacy County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $704 a month.

Cities in this county include: Raymondville, La Sara, Lyford, Sebastian, Lasara, San Perlita, Port Mansfield, Lyford South, Ranchette Estates, Bausell and Ellis.

Willacy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Collier County, Florida , Kenedy County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

11.5%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 620
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,954 (29.4% naturalized citizens)

Willacy County:

17.4%
Whole state:

17.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 3272010 or later
  • 7742000 to 2009
  • 1,0301990 to 1999
  • 6461980 to 1989
  • 5141970 to 1979
  • 866Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.1%

Willacy County marital status for males Willacy County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,794
  • One, attached: 85
  • Two: 213
  • 3 or 4: 237
  • 5 to 9: 120
  • 10 to 19: 70
  • 20 to 49: 7
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 730
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 65

Housing units in Willacy County with a mortgage: 1,308 (20 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,355

Here:

25.0% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Willacy County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,0106
Evangelical Protestant1,61422
Mainline Protestant8068
Other3372
None8,367-
Willacy County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Willacy County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Willacy County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Willacy County:

8.8%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Willacy County:

27.6%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Willacy County:

Average size of farms: 1107 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,608
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $141.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,664
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.05%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,651
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Corn for grain: 3356 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 14933 harvested acres
Vegetables: 420 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 203 acres

Earthquake activity:

Willacy County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 328.9 miles away from Willacy County center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 430.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.0 miles away from Willacy County center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 169.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Hurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1931: August 03, 2010, FEMA Id: 1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Tropical Storm Alex, Incident Period: June 27, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3313: June 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 3313, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 07, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3290: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3290, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Dolly, Incident Period: July 22, 2008 to August 01, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1780: July 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1780, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Willacy County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (89%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Canada (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Willacy County


  • American (3%)
  • German (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (0%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)
  • Scottish (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)

Willacy County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,431 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 317 (6.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 295 (5.6%)
  • Worked at home: 205 (3.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Willacy County, Texas in 2000:

  • 1,023 people in state prisons
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Willacy County, Texas in 2010:

  • 1,433 people in federal detention centers
  • 1,067 people in state prisons
  • 700 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $31,493.

5.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.04% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,126 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($4,641 average AGI)
Willacy County:

1.05%
Texas average:

2.49%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  1.50% ($27,549 average AGI)
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.15% ($24,600)
from Harris County, TX  0.23% ($19,929)
from Bexar County, TX  0.16% ($28,600)


5.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,216 average AGI)
0.95% relocated to other states ($3,668 average AGI)
Willacy County:

0.95%
Texas average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  1.97% ($30,050 average AGI)
to Hidalgo County, TX  1.13% ($31,464)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($24,733)
to Bexar County, TX  0.23% ($27,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.4

Births per 1000 population in Willacy County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Willacy County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Willacy County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 29.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Willacy County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Willacy County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,910 (2,403 aged, 507 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 812 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Willacy County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (163)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (135)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (112)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (75)
  • Unspecified dementia (47)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (34)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (21)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 34%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,237
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 535

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,681
  • In family households: 18,993 (2,153 male householders, 2,665 female householders)
    2,969 spouses, 7,867 children (7,422 natural, 88 adopted, 351 stepchildren), 1,335 grandchildren, 454 brothers or sisters, 387 parents, 736 other relatives, 480 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,550 (494 male householders (403 living alone)), 646 female householders (596 living alone)), 409 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,095

Size of family households: 1,875 2-persons, 1,005 3-persons, 984 4-persons, 475 5-persons, 261 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,001 1-person, 71 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 7 5-persons.

2,543 married couples with children.
1,921 single-parent households (207 men, 1,714 women).

41.5% of residents of Willacy speak English at home.
58.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $126,331,000 ($6,244 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,330,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,603,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,212,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,440,000
Federal grants: $49,816,000
Federal procurement contracts: $550,000 ($150,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,710,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $381,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,635,000
Federal Government insurance: $88,135,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,056
Here:

101 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 490
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +283
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,512
Here -74 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Willacy County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built in Willacy County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 3432014 or later
  • 2142010 to 2013
  • 7642000 to 2009
  • 8001990 to 1999
  • 1,1881980 to 1989
  • 1,3961970 to 1979
  • 9131960 to 1969
  • 9081950 to 1959
  • 6451940 to 1949
  • 2701939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Willacy County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Willacy County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 391 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 1153 rooms
  • 5654 rooms
  • 1,4785 rooms
  • 1,2136 rooms
  • 6167 rooms
  • 2958 rooms
  • 1799+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Willacy County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 2941 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 493 rooms
  • 3484 rooms
  • 3135 rooms
  • 2616 rooms
  • 207 rooms
  • 258 rooms
  • 99+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Willacy County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Willacy County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 43no bedroom
  • 1381 bedroom
  • 1,1272 bedrooms
  • 2,6113 bedrooms
  • 5834 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Willacy County, Texas Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 291no bedroom
  • 1511 bedroom
  • 4682 bedrooms
  • 3613 bedrooms
  • 774 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 223no vehicle
  • 1,6481 vehicle
  • 1,6272 vehicles
  • 7223 vehicles
  • 2694 vehicles
  • 755+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Willacy County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Willacy County population
  • 168no vehicle
  • 6881 vehicle
  • 3712 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 515+ vehicles

88.9% of Willacy County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Texas.

Willacy County:

88.9%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,702
  • Other state: 1,863
  • Northeast: 53
  • Midwest: 697
  • South: 807
  • West: 302
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Willacy County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 14.4%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 85.5%Electricity
  • 13.2%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 80
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 90
Here:

15.8%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,389
  • Number of aged recipients: 502
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 887
  • Number of recipients under 18: 177
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 507
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 705
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 761
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 478
Willacy County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Willacy County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Willacy County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria17476.0 years
Jose12672.3 years
Guadalupe7774.7 years
Juan6371.2 years
Manuel5570.6 years
Mary4877.6 years
Pedro4473.8 years
Francisco3670.9 years
William3576.4 years
John3576.8 years
Most common last names in Willacy County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia12773.8 years
Rodriguez10574.4 years
Garza7973.1 years
Cavazos6974.5 years
Ramirez6775.5 years
Lopez6475.4 years
Cantu6274.7 years
Gonzales5768.7 years
Gonzalez5673.9 years
Perez5474.2 years
Businesses in Willacy County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1La Quinta1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack1
DHL1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS2
FedEx2Walmart1
H&R Block1

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